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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/4/26
Object name: Capacitor
Title: Capacitor
Description: A capacitor for use in the integrating unit of an integrating motor pneumotachograph. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of a sledging box (Y: 59/8/4/1) containing integrating motor pneumotachograph (IMP) equipment, used for determining energy expenditure by analysing expired air to calculate oxygen consumption.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 612
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A metal capacitor in a sealed plastic packet. The capacitor is printed with text reading: '0.1µF // WORKING // 350V.DC.71°C. // TYPE CP 45 N // BRITISH MADE // Z115096 // "METAL BACK"'. There is a printed paper label inside the packet reading: '10C/Z.115096 // Capacitor Fixed Paper // Dielectric (Foil) // Qty.1'.

  • Length: 37mm, diameter: 11mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)